CEO and a co-founder of Auror, Phil is responsible for the business and management operations. A reformed lawyer who specialised in intellectual property and privacy law, Phil gave up the corporate dream to become part of a startup seeking to tackle the global problem of crime. He is passionate about helping police and communities work together to prevent crime.
Dislikes: Poor Grammar
A technical co-founder of Auror, James is in charge of our technical strategy, technology partnerships, research and development. He is a data architect with over 10 years experience in delivering enterprise projects. Drawing on experience from Deloitte and SPARQ Solutions, he supports the development team in problem solving, planning, and building a scalable solution.
Superpower: Processing Data
Likes: New Tech
A co-founder of Auror, Tom oversees our product direction and marketing strategy. An opportunity to build a global business with purpose proved too compelling for Tom to resist, leaving his role as a Management Consultant to build the business from the ground up. His role ensures our platform best assists our customers solve and prevent crime in real-time.
Superpower: Sense of Urgency
A co-founder, leading our development team, James is responsible for the planning, prioritising and collaboration within the team. Drawing on his invaluable experience from Xero, he oversees the development team in bringing their new software updates and intuitive feature adaptions to our users.
J’aime’s core focus is our users, ensuring our product can help them prevent crime in their day to day lives. With a background in law, engineering and consulting and a Masters in Entrepreneurship, he brings a unique set of skills to understand users’ pain points and come up with smart ways to solve complex problems.
Superpower: Problem Solving
Likes: Data Driven Insights
Dislikes: Price of Post-it Notes
Ellen is responsible for user happiness at Auror. It is her mission to keep our community of users happy and engaged, driving crime prevention in their community. She coordinates support and training for our users, empowering them with understanding about how to best harness the potential of our platform for crime prevention. She also provides user communications to keep them in the loop with the latest crime tips and trends, using our intel to best equip our users for prevention on the job.
Christiano is our senior back-end developer, focusing on data security, service architecture and platform scale. He is part of the development team, drawing on his extensive experience from his time at Xero, ensuring the software runs smoothly for our users.
Kevin is responsible for telling the company’s story to the world. He draws on more than a decade of public relations experience working in the technology sector in New Zealand and the United States, particularly with innovation and growth companies. At Auror his role encompasses all marketing, PR and communications activity.
Dislikes: Bad gramarz
Nima brings more than 14 years of experience in software development to the Auror team. Prior to Auror, he was part of the product team at Xero where he worked primarily in front end development. His focus is on software architecture and next-generation applications that help make the Auror platform even more stable.
Superpower: Problem Analysis
Matheus is an experienced craftsman of all things visual, on mobile, web and desktop. A Full-stack Designer with an entrepreneurial streak, he designs and implements pleasing applications, diligently improving usability and user experience.
James is a software developer, solving complicated programming and development problems, to ensure the platform is performing at its best. With a focus on high-level performance, he works to reduce resources required in the crime fighting journey for retailers, making it easier and more convenient to report crime.
Superpower: Level Headedness
Sara works as the bridge between the product and development teams at Auror, transforming user needs into project specifications and ensuring that these needs are met. With a background as a Project Manager and entrepreneur, she’s a prioritisation ninja, making sure that our development team is focused on the right tasks.
Likes: Getting things done
Rob is our numbers man. As a data analyst, he’s responsible for sifting through the information on our platform to derive new insights and intelligence that helps our community to fight crime better and Auror to make our software better. His background is in mathematics and civil engineering, with a hefty dose of independent study of probabilities, analytics and the scientific method.
Superpower: Analysis & Deduction
Dislikes: Bridge traffic
Harriet is a recent Spatial Design student, currently in her honors year. She is responsible for the aesthetics of the Auror collateral, from the blog, to our Crimelight publication or Crime Fighter awards. Passionate and driven, she balances her studies and the demands of the Auror team to deliver slick content.
Likes: Copy and Paste
Danny is a Managing Partner of Reinventure. His experience supporting disruptive businesses with data plays, means he’s right at home supporting the Auror team in their crime fighting efforts. A background in corporate finance and an innovative mindset has led Danny to be a lover of all things disruptive, interesting and unique.
Andrew is an experienced executive, chairman and company director and serves on a number of boards. He is helping us to hit the ground running in the Australian market.
Geoff is an independent director and advisor, specialising in the Hi-Tech sector. His previous executive roles include the New Zealand CEO of Microsoft and Cisco Systems.
Ken Lay is a former Australian police officer and Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police. His extensive background in law enforcement guides Auror’s approach to developing partnerships with Police, and provides invaluable insight and guidance to support Auror’s market entry in Australia.
Kirsti is the CEO and Co-Founder of Populate, a collaborative headcount planning and team insights platform that helps companies manage their growth, talent and culture. In her role as an advisor to Auror, Kirsti is developing our people processes to help our team find and retain the talent we need to scale and fight crime around the world.